apple barrel

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In Britain, 18ᵗʰ century, a unit of capacity for apples, a barrel with a capacity of 3 bushels.

Apples, the Barrel containing 3 Bushels

Henry Crouch.
A complete view of the British customs. 1st edition.
London: Printed by T. Baskett and by the assigns of R. Baskett, for T. Longman and T. Shewell, 1724.
Page 72.

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In the United States, a unit of dry capacity defined by Congress in 1912¹ as having

1. 62nd Congress, second session, Public Law 252. August 3, 1912, c 273 §1, 37 Stat. 250. [Full text] . 15 USC Sec 231 (01/16/96) Standard barrel for apples; steel barrels (Aug. 3, 1912, ch. 273, § 1, 37 Stat. 250.)

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